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Despite Recent Production Boost, Wyoming Coal’s Long-Term Outlook Is Dim

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

In 2016, the collapse of the coal industry hit the epicenter of U.S. production: Wyoming. Miners reflect on hard times, and how they’re hedging their bets in a shrinking industry.

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For Whistleblowers, Repercussions Are Felt Beyond Wells Fargo

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Former workers at Wells Fargo who resisted pressure to push banking products on customers who didn’t want them say the bank retaliated against them by docking their permanent record, sabotaging future job prospects.

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QUIZ: Test Your Knowledge Of NPR’s Tech Stories From 2016

Friday, December 30th, 2016

How long do Americans, on average, keep a phone before buying a new one?

A bar owner who wants patrons to put away their phones, Internet users tracking down a vandal, a project to analyze hundreds of Rembrandt paintings — can you remember (or guess) what happened?

(Image credit: Ariel Zambelich/NPR)

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From ‘No Way,’ To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM’s Design Chief

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, stands with the Buick Riviera concept as it makes its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2008 in Detroit.

A lover of cars since he was a little tyke who later trained as a sculptor, Ed Welburn has shaped the physical world we live in as the longtime head of design for General Motors.

(Image credit: John F. Martin/Courtesy of General Motors)

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2008 Bank Bailout Chief Has A Plan To Prevent The Need For Another One

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

At 35, Neel Kashkari was in charge of the bank bailout program. He’s now the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and has a plan to make future bank bailouts much less likely.

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